Posted on 03/19/2012 by __socrates

BLEEDING. Arabic حجامة
hija-mah The two great cures recommended by Muhammad were blood-letting and drinking honey; and he taught that it was unlucky to be bled on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, the most lucky day being Tuesday, and the most lucky date the seventeenth of the month. (Mishkat, xxi. c. 1.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam